GITNUX MARKETDATA REPORT 2024

Must-Know Half Marathon Statistics [Latest Report]

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"Approximately 2 million people finish a half marathon in the United States annually."

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"The average time for a male half marathon finisher in 2021 was 2:06:37."

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"The average time for a female half marathon finisher in 2021 was 2:16:02."

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"The median age of half marathon participants is 37.2 years."

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"The largest half marathon in the world is Göteborgsvarvet in Gothenburg, Sweden, with over 60,000 participants."

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"Approximately 33% of half marathon participants report that they run a half marathon in pursuit of personal records."

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"The world record for the men’s half marathon is 57:32, set by Kibiwott Kandie in December 2020."

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"The world record for the women’s half marathon is 1:04:31, set by Letesenbet Gidey in February 2022."

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"In 2020, half marathons were the most popular race distance among Generation Z runners."

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"67% of half-marathon runners run at least 2 races per year."

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"47% of half-marathon runners report their preferred distance is the half marathon."

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"The average pace for a half-marathon finisher is 9:56 minutes per mile."

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"85% of half-marathon runners use GPS watches to track their training."

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"73% of half marathon participants incorporate strength training into their routine."

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"61% of half-marathon participants run with a training partner."

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"84.4% of half-marathon entries in the United States are by individual runners, while 15.6% are relay teams."

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"The Rock ‘n’ Roll Series hosts some of the most popular half marathons in North America, attracting over 560,000 participants annually."

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